Things to Do

Events for Everyone


Open Late July Saturdays

Conner Prairie is open late on Saturdays in July,
5-8 p.m. - admission is free!

Understory Strolls

July 20

Take a guided walk through select non-public areas of our grounds to learn about the plants that thrive there, with a special focus on edible and medicinal plants.

Prairie Pursuits

- historic trades classes for adults and teens.

July 20: Chain Mail Bags!
Learn how chain mail armor was made by making a chain mail bag using a 4-in-1 European style.

Sunset Flights

Thursdays, June-September
Next Flight: July 18
On select Thursday nights this Summer, step into the gondola of our tethered balloon and see Conner Prairie from a new perspective.

Symphony on the Prairie

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Announces Diverse Concert Lineup - Experience the 38th Kroger Symphony on the Prairie Season.

First Responders
Appreciation Day

July 27

Conner Prairie is honoring those who protect and serve our community.

Make and Take

Throughout the Year

Stop by our Make and Take stations to enjoy short session craft activities.

Fun Guide


Download our printable Fun Guide, packed with featured seasonal activities and events.

Events for Kids


Playtime on the Prairie

1st & 3rd Thursday every month
An hour long program for early learners to CREATE, PLAY, and LEARN!

Adventure Camp

May 28 - August 2
Experience an outdoor, action-packed camp in a unique environment staffed with skilled counselors.

Specialty Camps

June 3 - July 26

Get a whole summer’s worth of fun and adventure packed into one week! You can choose from six different specialty camps (AGES 8–12).

Events for Adults


Chautauqua Series

Aug. 15 & Oct. 4
Join us for this brand-new series, where curious adults can get their think on – and their drink on – at a thought-provoking, interactive, and social event!

Arts & Arms Making Workshops

Arts & Arms Making Workshops
Conner Prairie’s hands-on classes provide a rare opportunity to work closely with some of the nation’s best craftsmen.

Inclusion Programming


Memory Café

July 20
A welcoming, safe space for individuals with Alzheimer’s or any type of Dementia, and their caregivers

Sensory Friendly Morning

August 24

Join us for a free Sensory Friendly Morning in our Welcome Center.